RCMP road blocks for the holiday season

As of Dec. 1, starting the holiday season, the Houston RCMP will have road blocks to enforce the motor vehicle act.

As of Dec. 1, starting the holiday season, the Houston RCMP will have road blocks to enforce the motor vehicle act, said RCMP Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose reminds people during this season to plan ahead and make sure they have safe rides home when attending Christmas parties.

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Houston RCMP were called to the Greyhound bus depot last Wednesday, arrested an intoxicated male who was thrown off the bus for causing problems during the ride, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the male was arrested for being drunk in a public place and then kept in a cell until sober.

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It’s been a tough week and a half for deer, with several minor vehicle and deer collisions, none involving excess speed or careless driving and none causing injuries, said RCMP Sgt. Rose.

The vehicle and deer collisions happened on the top on Hungry Hill, Nov. 23; on Highway 16 by Eichenberger Road, Nov. 27, and on Highway 16 West near Estates Drive, Sgt. Rose said.

“It’s nice to see a week when we haven’t had any injury crashes or two vehicle crashes like we’ve been having,” said Sgt. Rose.

“Hopefully people are starting to settle into the winter conditions and slowing down,” he added.

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Last Thursday six trucks spun out on Highway 16 near Gushwa Road, and RCMP arrived to find only two trucks remaining, the others having driven away after chaining up, Sgt. Rose said.

Sgt. Rose reminds truck drivers that it’s the season to start using chains on Hungry Hill, and though the law only requires that trucks carry chains, the chains are of no use unless they are on the tires.

 

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